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FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
have to talk about obama with my father who's not the biggest fan. i'm so politicked out right now i can't begin to tell you. i'm happy to talk about it here today. >> what do you think about the op-ed. it was in "usa today." it goes on and on. again we see this termage, vast majority of users it will work smoothly now. let's show it on the screen. that is mumble jumble if i've ever seen it. words that don't make sense. nada. julie? >> i went on the website today. i didn't get those words. but i was told to hang on because they weren't ready for me yet. but i could just hang on. i wasn't overly heartened by that. obviously it wasn't the message most of us that support obama care or any of us that support obama care want to see. >> david, what must have happened is what kathleen sebelius points out in her own op-ed four times. when there's high demand, there's a new online queueing system that allows users to opt to receive an e-mail when it's a better time to come back. >> that's what i got. >> when would that be? 3:00 a.m. when you're sleeping? >> maybe the 3:00 a.m. website. amazon
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
the healthcare.gov site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
'll be that. y'all know the word that i'm talking about. obama care. that's right. i said it and i'm not ashamed. and neither is president obama. because he knows that of all his victories, over two terms in office, his legacy is ultimately going to be remembered for this one single word. i mean, what do you call the president who rescues the u.s. auto industry? obama care. what do you call the president who finally eliminates osama bin laden? obama care. what do you call the president who ends don't ask, don't tell? say it with me. obama care! heard the one about the president who pulled us out of the greatest recession since the great depression? yep, obama care. and what about the one, you know, about the president who reduced drug sentencing disparities? obama care. stop if you have heard this one. a group of underpaid woman and the president who passed a pay equity law walk into a bar -- okay, you see where i'm going with this. short of bringing about world peace before he leaves office, the affordable care act will loom large in the president's legacy, as the singular accompl
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
. >>> and right now, president obama and his administration is stagger is a full-out bliss to get people to sign up for the affordable care act. a blitz that is. coming up, a look at what you may be seeing is or hearing the next three weeks. >>> the mayors race in >>> our tom sherwood is following up on a story he was first to report yesterday. mayor vincent gray is running for reelection. many people have been wondering for more than a year if he would seek a second term. federal prosecutors are still looking into his 2010 campaign. four people pleaded guilty to running a shadow campaign that helped him get elected. gray, though, is not facing any charges. >> our record speaks for itself. look at the fiscal stability, education, the way people are getting back to work. >> some of gray's opponents are already criticizing him for running again. tommy wells says the mayor doesn't deserve a second chance because he ran a corrupt campaign. >> and new, vice president joe biden is taking a stance against china's air defense zone. earlier today he held a press conference. biden told the u.s. he is deep
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
of opportunities to push him on these big questions about obama care and other programs, right? >> you know, honestly when i've been interviewed i would rather somebody ask me hard questions because you can knock one out of the park when it's a fastball across the shoulder. if somebody is just lobbing things down in the dirt, which -pis what mathews essentially d, it makes both of them frankly look less than they should. >> have you ever watched obama get a tough question. one of our reporters asked him a tough question and he looked so outraged he couldn't talk. >> bret baier did the question with him and bret was pressing him, it was respectful, but doing the job of a real journalist and you could see obama bristoling with indignation, how dare him push me. >> maybe that's why the presidents are sort of going on lockdown now. talking about this earlier on the show they don't want the hard questions and therefore, having press conferences not even meeting with reporter mitt romney got testy with bret asking him tough questions. >> i'm going to start getting testy with you guys. obama has d
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
. it knows all and tells all right here next. ♪ ♪ lou: a lot going on. the obama administration moving closer to finalizing a controversial rule that would gi green energy company's 30- year permits to kill bald and golden eagles in the country without penalty. hundreds of thousands of birds are not killed every year after flying into large wind turbine blades and other obstaes. the industry claims only 2 percent of the eagles are killed by those wind turbines. a federal study recently found wind farms killed at least 85 gold nine bald eagles from 1997 until 2012. why am i telling you about this? because i care about this a lot. this angers me to think about what we're doing in this country. the white house is now reportedly completing a review of the rule. final details are not known. the rule could still be tweaked, as they put it, but significant changeare rare at this stage in the process. so call your congressman. call your senator, call the president. senator elizabeth warren says she does not want to be president, stepping out of llary clinton's way for a run possibly in 2016. declarin
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
and guess who's going to pay for this additional energy cost? we, the taxpayers. strikes me a lot like obama care. it's going to be a lot more expensive than advertised. >> all right. kim? >> a miss to the fast food walkouts that happened in 100 cities on thursday arranged by big labor and done mostly so the president had something more to talk about other than obama care, he could talk about minimum wage. the biggest issue facing minimum wage workers is obama care. now in order to change focus from that, we're also now talking about minimum wage would make it harder for them to get a job in the first place. >> okay. joe? >> paul, i don't know if anybody at home is watching us on a $45,000 tv, but that is now an option. just in time for christmas, samsung has put out an 85-inch ultra high-end, ult ultra high-definition television controlled by voice and hand gestures. that's more than a college education -- a year of college education or a car or even many american's income. but if you're frugal, it's $5,000 off on amazon.com. >> all right. thanks, joe. if you have your own hit or miss, send
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
the challenge a lot of these senate democrats are facing right now, particularly in those red states, is this unpopularity with obama care and with so many of these other divisive issues that the president may support and may not be popular in their home states. they're the ones republicans are targeting directly right now. as evidenced there, they're going to have to stand up and do whatever they can to finesse their way through the 2014 election. >> my thanks to you, peter and chris chris, for having my back today. >> we're in the bull pen. >> and speaking of health care, the obama administration is trying to highlight the fixes within the enrollment site, but insurance company leaders are still voicing concerns of whether the right information is ending up with providers. speaking of people who need health care right now, example one. first of all, is the -- are the fixes that we've seen, more enrollments, a better experience for people signing on, is that enough? are you still worried about what's going to happen january 1st when people try to, you know, believe that they have si
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
obama on the air right now that would be better than the minimum wage. because recall, 40% of unemployed people today are long-term unemployed, disproportionately in the bottom 20% and those people will be hurt by minimum wage increases. but you and i agree that minimum wage people could make more money to support their families better. what's a better policy starting right now that president obama should be talking about instead of what he's doing, which is hurting poor people such they can make more money no matter how much it costs. >> look, just to be clear. i like the question, but i don't agree with the premise. i do think a moderate increase would help. to answer the part of your question that i agree with, here's what i think he should do. the earned income tax is a very important pro work subsidy. this is a good way to help low-wage people. but for childless adults, adults who don't have kids, it's rea y really -- i would increase the childless adult part of the earned income credit so that single folks can make a decent wage, as well. >> so you -- will you acknowledge i didn't
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
's not a news flash. to show no historical memory, elevate for partisan purposes the obama administration of the worst lying in presidential history is ignorant, it's offensive talking down to the american people. second thing is this, for republicans right now, if they're trying to win a republican primary, they're rewarded for being responsible. you throw red meat. saying things like they are taking lying to a whole new level or saying an iran deal is distracting from obama care. what's sad is he thinks they're politically important to protect his right flank in a primary. >> ironically, they'll hurt him in the primary. >> i don't you think? >> the more you whip up the anger on the fringe of that party the more it's going to work against cornyn. he's seen as a moderate, somebody who doesn't embrace the tea party values to their satisfaction. the more he makes that the level of play, the more it will hurt him. >> he's trying to inoculate himself, see, i can be just as inflammatory as you, as unhinged as you, i am one of you. at that point -- >> republicans have been doing this for all of
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am EST
's. they are his. and yes, the obama record poses a fundamental threat to the american dream for millions of americans. he's got that right. take a look under mr. president. the income gap four times fast erbie comparing average wages to median wages, has expanded nearly four times faster than it did during george w. bush's terms in office. under president obama, 6.7 million more americans have fallen intopoverty. under this president, the same one who had the utd tutter audacity to stand before cameras and speak as though he has been absolutely uninvolved in policy for the past five years. i mean an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. under president obama, the number of people receiving food stamps has risen by 50% to nearly 48 million americans. under president obama, 21.6 million americans are unemployed, underemployed or given up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration of unemployment has nearly doubled from 19.8 wee
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
be subsidized. that wasn't the way obama care was represented when it was sold to congress. i think that is going to create a political problem out in the country for them. >> all right, dan, thanks. when we come back, renewed hand ringing over the state of american education as new international rankings find u.s. students once again lagging in math, science and reading. how concerned should we be? there's a debate ahead. life with crohn's disease or ulcative colitis is a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps come back? what if the plane gets delayed? what if i can't hide my symptoms? what if? but wh if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisinfo.com to get your complimentary q&a book, with information fro experts on your condition. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idah
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
a lottery. most lottery winners spend that money in a few years, unfortunately and certainly, right now we have less upward mobility and we are are down there as president obama mentioned with brazil and jamaica. this is not the american dream that everybody aspires to, and i think this is certainly a message that needs to be put out there. >> clarence paige, susan, thank you very much. >> you can watch chris matthews' exclusive interview with president obama, and that's at 7:00 eastern on msnbc. >>> nbc news has learned that former new york police commissioner bill brattin is returning to the job he had decades ago. the mayor is expected to make the announcement in new york. bratton held the top cop position in new york, and los angeles. he is also an nbc and msnbc.com contributor. the crime rate in new york city under his watch went down. we'll keep an eye on that. >> an american teacher in texas has been shot to death in libya. it happened in ben ga gassy. a former principal at the school said the teacher was killed while jogging near his home. no one has claimed responsibility, but we
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
for being with us. chris, we'll be interviewing president obama, part of the "hardball" college tour for american university thursday 7:00 eastern right here on msnbc. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms. you give them the giggles. tylenol cold® helps relieve your worst cold and flu symptoms. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol cold®. [ female announcer ] to bake. or not to bake. that is a silly question. bake the world a better place with nestle toll house. bake the world a better place ♪ you know, ronny... folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? i'd say happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic. he does look happy. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> we have a lot of strong support. when you don't know where your husband of 56 years is, you don't know his health, you don't know when he'll be home with us, it's not an easy situation. >> that was the wife of the 85-year-old amer
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
never lost a passenger. >> all right, jonathan. thank you. >>> we should tell you consumers are complaining that there is still plenty that is not going right with healthcare.gov this one day after the obama administration said the site was 90% functional and fixed. some users say it's still possible to think you are signed up but not get coverage. and at peak times of the day, just signing on was still a bit of a problem. mike viqueira is at the whitehouse for us and has the latest on this trouble site. mike, this was a big deadline for the administration over the weekend >> reporter: right. >> there seems to be plenty of work to do here. >> >> reporter: there is. there is good news/bad news really. you mentioned signing on. the administration was full of facts and figures over the laugh two days. saturday, they set november 30th as the goal whereby the quote, unquote vast majority of americans visiting the website would have a positive experience and some success. that would be a marked improvement over what we have seen over the course of the last two months ever since t
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
, that that provider is in network or not. that information isn't as readily available right now. >> reporter: he was the first state insurance commissioner to reject president obama's request to allow insurance companies to reinstate cancelled policies because he feared it would ruin the exchange. gottlieb said there's another part of the exchanges that will hurt the most vulnerable, those with serious illnesses and expensive drug treatments. >> this is a particular burden to patients with things like cancer. >> reporter: and he predicted if the exchanges don't sign up enough people before the deadline, the president would have no choice but to delay the law so as not to penalize people who find it impossible to seen up. bret. >> jim, thank you. >>> another highly respected global leader is taking criticism from some quarters tonight. some people are upset with pope francis over comments he made recently about money, economics and politics. here is religion correspondent lauren green. >> reporter: the francis effect. people around the world crediting the pope with changing the face of catholicis
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
if it's way too early, it's "morning joe." but, mike, what time is it right now? >> ordinarily it would be time for "morning joe" but actually it's now time for chuck todd and "the daily rundown." >>> more than a website. that's what you'll hear from president obama today as his team tries again to put the tech trouble behind them and launch a major push again to get folks to sign up including an exclusive sitdown with msnbc. also this morning, as joe biden makes a swing across key country, we'll take a look at what's at stake for the u.s. with this asia visit. >>> and new details this morning on the deadly commuter train wreck in new york. investigators say the train was going three times as fast as it should have been on that sharp curve. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, december 3rd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. we have a lot going on as we do every day in december. so let's start with my first reads of the morning. and it's on health care again. after the soft relaunch of the health care website over the weekend, the white house now feels th
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
in this way and take on the military. so, for people who are supporters of human rights and democracy, this is a huge stop -- step forward for mali but for s, ifmalley ands -- malian this is a change in mali, what is he doing behind bars? obama. president barack now is fighting back on health care. he is trying to rally support for his signature health care law after the messy launch of his website. his approval ratings have plummeted since the botched rollout of the affordable care act. the legislation, also known as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your family's to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost. >> launc
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
from all three of you. paul? >> he's right, right? good point. i actually think president obama should have never made that pledge, but i think president clinton is saying something different saying just what president obama said. >> i think what president clinton is saying is i didn't do anything to hurt president obama. let me make this very clear to you that i only said that after the president said it and so i didn't step on anything the white house was trying to do. >> ryhan? >> i definitely think that president clinton's remarks harmed the white house and i think that's why they scrambled all the more. >> right. >> to backtrack from the pledge. >> all right. guys, thanks very much. good discussion, all three of you. >>> when we come back, an estimate $10,000 in holiday donations stolen from the salvation army right here in washington, d.c., and the whole thing is caught on tape. >>> plus, pope francis once a bouncer at a bar, huh? the riveting details he has revealed about his past. that's just ahead. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
>>> an exclusive entire view with president obama thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on msnbc. coming up right now, "the ed show," with ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show," live from new york. let's get to work. >>> we are gratified with the court's ruling today. >> now with bankruptcy imminent. >> breaking news out of detroit right now. >> no, no, not detroit! no! retirees marched in it front of the courthouse in protest. >> there are no surprises in that ruling. >> this was a difficult and painful decision. >> so business as usual in detroit. >> a chance, i think, to move forward with a clean slate. >> lots of misinformation surrounding this story. i'm setting the record straight here. >> have a human dimension, because there are pensions, retiree issue. retirees, pensioners. >> citizens are customers. >> rick, have you ever heard the expression, the customer is always right? >> i don't look at -- >> the consequences could be devastating, if you care about people. >> you know, when i said i was very pleased, i very specifically stayed away f
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
and they feel like that's going to make up some of the ground they lost during the botched rollout of obama care. >> we'll hear more from the president in the coming days. he's on a major pr offensive right now. jim, thanks very much. jim an costas reporting from the white house. >>> coming up later this hour, by the way, the autopsy results on the actor paul walker who died in a car wreck. they are just being released. we'll have a live report. that's coming up. >>> also, a truck is stolen near mexico city, and its cargo has u.s. and international authorities very concerned. we're going to tell you why. that's coming up, as well. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms. you give them the giggles. tylenol cold® helps relieve your worst cold and flu symptoms. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol cold®. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of wha
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
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NBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
life. >> reporter: president obama paid homage to a civil rights icon. >> let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the mark of the moral universe toward justice. >> reporter: queen elizabeth remembered his efforts. his legacy is the peaceful south africa we see today, she said. a glittering film premiere in london attended by the royal couple and two of mandela's daughters celebrated the movie of his life, "long walk to freedom." his death was announced as the credits rolled. >> extremely tragic news. we are just reminded what an extraordinary man he was. >> reporter: mandela will have a state funeral but it was his leading by example that helped so many. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with here on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: this country is now in an official state of mourning. his body will lie in state for viewing and a funeral is expected. matt, back to you. >> richard, thanks so muc
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
pleased with the kind of response he's been getting from the obama administration about security. and depending on where you look, congressman, you know, people on the right to some extent say there was never even any thought to getting security in there. and people on the left say, you know, when i had a kid, should i have gotten rid of my kid when i saw a few glitches? no, you fix the glitches. it's a wide spectrum. what wept into the planning for security? >> well, unfortunately, not much. this isn't about wanting the site to fail itself. you're pushing people. people have lost their health care. they need to be able to access this site in order to get on and get a policy by january. so that's our concern. and what you've done is you've opened them up to a level of risk using this website i've never seen. standard site of this size would be about 500,000 lines of code, roughly, maybe a little less. the code in healthcare.gov is about 5 million lines of code. and it has never been thoroughly tested. and so we know of a very low level access problem and meaning that somebody cou
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
out that tree if you can. come down to washington. greta goes "on the record" right now. >>> are you ready? no, no, no. it's not a new apple launch or black friday deal but president obama thinks it's a great deal and he wants you to get all excited. >> the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working. >> i need some help in spreading the word. i need to you spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections. about how folks can sign up. >> we know that obamacare is still plagued with problems. >> the experience that people are having under this new law, it runs counter to the happy talk we see appearing out of the white house. >> right now what this law is doing is helping folks, and we're just getting started with the exchanges. >> it was a nightmare. they offered coverage for myself, my
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
the best, but when president obama said we shall not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but when you look at what he did, the fact that his words and his deeds moved mountains, actually, let's hope we do see his like again. and let's hope we see them in some parts of the world like the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas or elsewhere where we're crying out for a quality of politician that can move mountains and move minds the way that he did. he does remind us that our -- [inaudible] isn't as bad and needn't be with as awful as often depicted, and he gives us something better to work for in ourselves. >> here, here. >> mr. frank dobson. >> mr. speaker, it's a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. almost, as far as i'm concerned, a good a moment as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall when he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically-elected president of all south africans. and i know i speak on behalf of the people in my constituency, holborn and st. pancras because they have a very special relat
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
speak louder than words on this front. >> can't judge him on that front. he's right about the full campaign. it's interesting. he pulled back, tried to clarify on the obama care stuff. saying i supported him the whole time. >> not politically motivated. he said that. >> everybody judging do we believe that or not. i think it's an example of something else, something bad, an example of how toxic the game has got. even the wizard himself, bill clinton, can't say anything to the satisfaction of the media and to the parties who want to just stay bitter that even what he said has been taken and run with, even the wizard got caught up in the game. >> even the wizard got caught up in the game. this is unprecedented territory, though. the line the clintons have to walk with being potentially a successor, associating themselves with the administration, but not too much so they can represent change. even for a master of politics, this is a difficult line to walk. you can't overthink it and parse every statement bill clinton makes. we know the larger trends taking place, the clintons aren't g
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders took issue with the president's approach. house speaker john boehner suggesting mr. obama's policy created the very problems he described. >>> another government shutdown looming next month they are trying to hammer out a budget deal now. republicans and democrats are said to be 100 billion apart with that gap narrowing. republican congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray are heading up those talks. >>> the white house in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. 70,000 visitors expected the next two weeks and treated to two life sized replicas of the family's portuguese waterdogs made out of black satin ribbons. have you heard about the latest white house scandal? one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday and knocking over that little lovely, adorable 2-year-old girl from alabama. we have photos of the incident. coming up here, this is before the crime in question. we have another picture he
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
that -- that's right. there's a real personal connection here, president obama was only 19 when he got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he ever gave a political address was about this issue. it was 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college in california. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and a political idol whose legendary struggle fueled his earliest ambiti ambitions. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir, "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awaken me to the wider world and the obligation we all have to stand up for what it is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear we did
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> major, let's turn to obama care healthcare.gov website. it appears there are improvements. shon shoppers have had a better experience. >> reporter: that's right. the first part is much much better. consumers go on the federal health care website, look for a plan, put in financial information, see if they qualify for a financial subsidy from the federal government and select a plan. that part is working better. the second part is not. the data that consumers put in is transferred to insurance companies. in many cases that data doesn't arrive at all or in a garbled fashion. those that think they enrolled won't have purchased a plan. yesterday, it was work jointly with the insurance industry to find a fix. it's the first time officials have brought in the insurance companies to fix the problem. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone. biden arrived in south korea today after wrapping up a two day visit to china. he spoke in beijing about china's territorial dispute with japan. >> china's recent and sudden
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
-- >> right. >>> let's move now to our political gut check of the morning. president obama is recommitting himself to closing the growing gap between the rich and the poor. in a speech he delivered from one of washington's working class neighborhoods, he said making the economy work for all americans is in his words the defining challenge of our time. here to talk more about this, john avlon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> the president has talked about this and pushed to are this issue before. why now? >> the president and white house is pushing this idea. he wants to make this a signature issue of his second term. first of all going back to his roots as a community organizer, this is a president who cares about these issues. thiscy fundamental fault line in the current debate inside the democratic party. you have the centrist democrats of the bill clinton era that were always closest to business. then you have someone who is fixated and focused on addressing this issue of inequality over the course of this presidency
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
diverted. don't look at my left hand look at my right. what's going on here? these things haven't been answered. you can make a difference. ask the questions. >> reporter: today there's still a battle over the "fast and furious" documents that president obama is withholding from congress under executive privilege. >> what are those documents? what do they say? what is in there that won't be turned over? >> reporter: after two transfers dodson is now working out of atf's tucson office. they tried to block it saying it would hurt morale but would eventually clear it. he said the only danger of the book is it empowers other would-be whistle blowers. >> it tells people out there you know what, you can make a decision, you can make a choice. you can say no and stand up and take a stand against the agency. and they don't want that to get out there. >> atf says it encourages anyone who sees wrongdoing to report it through the prop everyer channels but had no comment on dodson or his book. the justice department says he's free to speak out about his experiences and publish h
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
%. much of this battle has been over the minimum wage of $7.25. president obama suggested that rates should be hiked to $10.10 an hour. if it were tied to productively ty, one study said that figure really should be $21.72. >> temperatures are plunging right now across much of the country. a blast of arctic air is bringing bone-chilling cold along with snow and ice storms. it's a different situation along the east coast where temperatures have been a lot warmer than usual. nicole mitchell has more. >> a bone chilling wind has already plunged temperatures by 20-30 degrees in half the country by 24 hours. the cold snap is bringing a brutal mix of snow, ice and sub zero temperatures, impacting 33 million americans. >> it's terrible. it's terrible. watch this time laps as it drops from 54 to 10. it's making an impact with a deep freeze, causing slick roads across america's highways. >> we're going to hit! oh! >> semi trucks sliding in iowa, across the west, some temperatures could plummet 40 degrees. it's not just the biting record cold. around duluth, many shoveling around their tires j
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
vet van is now safely on a flight to san francisco right now. good news this morning. north korea freed 85 aer-year-o merrill newman for more than a month. cnn's athena jones is covering this from the white house. athenia, the obama administration, they've got to be relieved? why did they release mr. newman? >> good morning, victor. this is certainly good news. north korea said they released newman for humanitarian reasons after what they're calling an apology from newman made earlier this morning detailing allege d in inde. and now he's happy to have been released and we got a chance to catch up with him, reporters did in beijing. let's listen to what he had to say there. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. and i appreciate the tolerance that bprk government has given me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what are you going to do first thing? what would you like to do? >> i'll go happily and see my wife. >> and certainly, after merrill newman sees his wife, there is going to be a lot of people like us want to talk to him. victor. >> athenia, i
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